Factors of Metabolic Dysfunction are Associated With Increased Risk for Liver Cancer

Data add substantial support for liver cancer being on the list of obesity-related cancers

High body mass index (BMI), unhealthy increased waist circumference, sales and type 2 diabetes mellitus were associated with increased risk for liver cancer in a large prospective cohort study, case according to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

“Liver cancer rates have approximately tripled in the United States since the mid-1970s and the prognosis for patients diagnosed with this type of cancer is especially grim,” said Peter Campbell, PhD, strategic director of Digestive System Cancer Research at the American Cancer Society.

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